On Sept. 27 Ronda Colvin-Leary was sworn in as a State Court Judge, making her the first Black person to ever be elected to any countywide position in Gwinnett County, GA.
Colvin-Leary is an attorney from Snellville, GA. She was elected to her historic new position back in May.
Colvin-Leary said after her election that she was looking forward to about serving in state court was the opportunity to deal with major legal issues before they could escalate.
“I love State Court because, for me, I like to think that … if you come to State Court we can try to address it before something else major happens and you wind up in Superior Court for a more serious offense,” Colvin-Leary said.
Previously, she was the solicitor for Winder, GA, owner of a law practice in Lawrenceville, Ga., for over a ten years. She has been a member of the Georgia bar since 2001.